8 Voice AI Podcasts to Celebrate International Podcast Day
Sep 30, 2021

8 Voice AI Podcasts to Celebrate International Podcast Day

In celebration of International Podcast Day, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite voice-focused podcasts. Satisfy your voice AI cravings with podcasts rich with information and industry experts, and keep up with the latest voice AI news, best practices, and trends in an easily digestible format. From engineers and linguists to influencers and entrepreneurs, the voice industry is brimming with experts discussing a wide range of voice AI topics—many of them on our favorite podcasts.

Some podcasts have years of voice AI content, while others are just beginning their voice-first journey. As the industry continues to expand, so do the opportunities to listen to engaging, voice-themed content and learn how recent trends are shaping the world around us. 

In no particular order, here are our recommendations for voice AI listening:

  • The Voicebot Podcast
  • VUX World
  • This Week in Voice
  • Voice in Canada Podcast
  • The Speechly Podcast
  • Sound in Marketing
  • Audio Leads
  • FutureEar Radio

Please note that this list is not a complete list of all voice AI content available, nor does it aim to be. Instead, we wanted to highlight a few popular podcasts to get you started listening.

The Voicebot Podcast

Host: Bret Kinsella

Who they are: Voicebot’s goal is to report on voice AI news, commentary, research, and analysis, with their podcast diving into trends found on Voicebot.ai every week. If you want to keep up to date with the latest in the voice AI era, you’ll want to follow Bret. He interviews some of the top experts in the voice AI field, providing vital information and analysis. 

The podcast covers a wide range of topics, including current voice trends, new voice AI companies and technologies, the people who compose the voice community, and the future of voice AI. 

Recommended episode: Conversations with Things, with conversation designers Diana Deibel and Rebecca Evanhoe

VUX World

Hosts: Kane Simms and Dustin Coats

Who they are: This podcast represents the voices of voice and consistently ranks in top AI podcast lists. Every week, the hosts Kane Simms and Dustin Coats give practical advice to help brands innovate with emerging voice AI technology and provide advice that enterprises can use to solve core business challenges through conversational AI. The podcast spans a wide variety of industries and solutions, including contact centers, websites, apps, and hardware devices.  

Kane and Dustin interview industry leaders and experts around how to best design and develop the latest voice user interface. They talk about strategy, design, and technology and highlight use cases and functionality of voice AI. This hour-long podcast is filled with expert tips and tricks. 

Recommended episode: Voice AI in noisy environments with SoundHound’s Andrew Richards

This Week in Voice

Host: Bradley Metrock

Who they are: After a brief hiatus, host Bradley Metrcok (CEO, Score Publishing) is back with weekly episodes featuring a panel of experts in the voice AI technology field to discuss the most relevant and interesting news stories in voice technology. 

Topics include a special series on voice AI in healthcare, conversational AI, the latest news about Alexa and Google, voice use cases, and other voice-enabled devices that are making headlines. If you want to stay up to date on what is happening in the voice AI industry, tune in to Bradley’s podcast to hear expert analysis and opinions on the latest trends and insights. 

Recommended episode: Get caught up with the most recent episode before the new season begins by listening to Bradley’s interview with Dr. Teri Fisher

Voice in Canada Podcast

Host: Dr. Teri Fisher

Who they are: Host, Dr. Teri Fisher, a self-described technology geek, puts out premium content twice a month about smart speaker actions, capsules, skills, strategies, news, interviews, and tips and tricks. He also hosts the podcast, The Happy Hour of Voice

Teri often interviews industry leaders and experts on recent trends and developments in voice AI. Topics include sonic branding, voice design, voice gaming, voice marketing, music in the voice industry, and emotion detection in voice. These podcasts are packed full of information and vary from 15 minutes to an hour. With over 175 episodes, there is plenty of content to dive into.

Recommended episode: The Voicefluencer Show with Ian Utile, a tech entrepreneur and CEO of Attn.Live

The Speechly Podcast

Host: Speechly

Who they are: This podcast may be new, but it is already making waves with how it discusses voice user interfaces. Hosted by Speechly, the podcast often discusses how voice user interfaces can best be designed and developed to create great user experiences. 

They often delve into various industries, including transportation, travel, and employment. With weekly content, Speechly also interviews industry experts and thought leaders on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices. 

Recommended episode: Kane Simms of VUX World on Voice UIs for Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Sound in Marketing

Host: Jeanna Isham

Who they are: Host Jeanna Isham dives into all things sound in her weekly podcast. Topics include voice gaming, voice mobility, voice design, sonic diversity, and sound in industries, such as automotive and hospitality. 

She also interviews industry leaders and experts for thoughtful and informative content on voice AI news, trends, and best practices. Her goal is to provide listeners with essential knowledge they can take away to better market their brands and products. 

Recommended episode: What Is Voice Design with Shyamala Prayaga of the Digital Assistant Academy 

Audio Leads

Host: Carl Robinson

Who they are: Host Carl Robinson, Co-Founder and CEO of Rumble Studio, provides audio-related content in a series of 6 episode segments that dive into a specific voice theme, such as asynchronous communication products or novel spoken audio creation tools. Carl interviews brands and experts on best practices, tools, and techniques to use audio to grow your business. 

Carl is also the host of the popular Voice Tech Podcast and has plenty of industry insights and knowledge to share. Currently on hiatus, look for this podcast to return soon with more great guests and topics.

Recommended episode: Brand Differentiation Using Audio with Jeanna Isham of Dreamr Productions

FuturEar Radio

Host: Dave Kemp

Who they are: In this podcast, host Dave Kemp explores the fast-evolving world of voice technology, biometric monitoring, hearables, and audio internet through interviewing one or more voice AI experts and influencers each episode who share their hard-earned knowledge and subject matter expertise with the audience. 

With one to two episodes a month, FutureEar covers topics ranging from audio production tools, voice user interfaces, voice apps, contextual voice assistants, and the state of voice technology. 

Recommended episode: Anna Rosen – Voiceflow 2.0 & The Democratization of Voice App Creation

More podcasts

Although not specifically focused on the voice AI market, these podcasts have a lot to say about artificial intelligence and related topics. Take a listen and see if they are relevant to what you are doing.

Here are a few voice AI podcasts that haven’t aired live in a while. If you haven’t checked them out before, a lot of the content is still relevant today.

New voice AI podcasts continue to appear as we progress even farther into the voice-first era and more great content is sure to pop up in the next few months and years. Our list is by no means exhaustive, and the array of voice AI content out there is something that shows how expansive this industry is becoming. 

Tweet us @Houndify if you know of a voice-focused podcast series that should definitely be on our radar for next time — be sure to include why you like it.

At SoundHound Inc., we have all the tools and expertise needed to create custom voice assistants and a consistent brand voice. Explore Houndify’s independent voice AI platform at Houndify.com and register for a free account. Want to learn more? Talk to us about how we can help bring your voice strategy to life.

Kristen is a content writer with a passion for storytelling and marketing. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking, reading, and spending time with her nieces and nephew.

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